From the seller:
DATING TO THE VICTORIAN TURN OF THE CENTURY
FASHIONED OF A SHEER INDIA MUSLIN IN BRIGHT PINK WITH A SMALL PRINT PATTERN AND EMBROIDERED DOT DETAIL
THE BODICE IS HEAVILY RUCHED ON TOP IN BOTH FRONT AND REAR
EMBROIDERED RUFFLES AT THE TOP COLLAR AND BOTTOM EDGE
DRAW STRING AT THE BOTTOM EDGE
SKIRT IN FULL FORM WITH PLEATS TRIMMING THE BOTTOM EDGE, SEVERAL SPOTS NEED THE PLEATS TACKED BACK, STITCHING HAS COME FREE SLIGHTLY
I CAN TELL THAT THE GOWN WAS OVERDYED AT ONE TIME, CANNOT TELL WHEN. THE TELL TALE SIGNS ARE THE EMBROIDERED TRIMS AND THE LINEN WAISTLINE. COLOR IS COMPLETELY EVEN AND HARD TO TELL, I WOULD ADD WHITE LACE OR EYELET TO OFFSET, REMOVING OR ADDING TO THE TRIM OF THE COLLAR AND CUFFS.
THE UNDERARM OF ONE SIDE HAS THE HOLES PICTURED, SEAMS WOULD FULLY RESOLVE
ONE THUMBPRINT OF A WHITE SPOT IS AT THE SIDE FRONT SKIRTING.
CONDITION IS OTHEWISE EXCELLENT, FULLY STRONG AND WEARABLE
MEASUREMENTS IN INCHES:
So...it's displayed horribly. I mean, I'm not even sure what the seller was trying to do.
First, it shouldn't be displayed over a crinoline. That went out of fashion about 30/40 years before this was popular.
Second, the shirt tails should be tucked in. I have no idea why they aren't.
|1900 Fashion Plate|
It's supposed to fall more like the pink dress in the above fashion plate.